CJP Blog

Mah Jongg: An American Jewish Tradition and a Mitzvah

by Judy Goldstein Trerotola, CJP's Director, Senior Services

…So Much More Than a Game
It is tactile at a time when our fingertips grace only digital surfaces
It is cacophonous, waking up the senses of not only touch but sound
It is retro, a throwback to a simpler time
It pushes us to th…

The Double Rainbow of Celebrate Israel: Boston

By: Barry Shrage, President of CJP

Last weekend, we celebrated Israel with more than 3,000 of our closest friends – Israeli, Bostonian, American, Jew, Christian, Muslim, old, young and in-between.

It was a phenomenal event that covered two stages and involved the work of hundreds of exc…

It’s Time to Celebrate Israel

By: Barry Shrage, President of CJP

On May 31, we’ll transform the beautiful campus of Gann Academy in Waltham into “Celebrate Israel: Boston,” a day-long festival that will thrill the thousands of us in New England who love Israel.

This is an exciting and festive reason to get toget…

Israel Rocks (especially when Ethnix are playing)

Celebrate Israel Performance Update, 5/29/15: Hadag Nahash, Israel’s most exciting hip-hop/funk band, will perform in place of Ethnix on the main stage. Two days to ‪#IsraelDayBOS‬! Come out for the amazing music, food, games, fun and surprises! Act fast—half-price tickets are av…

Celebrating Inclusion: A Reflection on Opening Doors to Jewish Community

By: Barry Shrage, President of CJP

Last week, CJP and the Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project celebrated the diversity and abilities of our whole Jewish community.  

The Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project is working with Temple Emunah (Lexington), Congregation Shaarei Tefillah (Newton…